Injuries caused by pavement trips are some of the most common causes of personal injury claims in Pooley Bridge.
If you have tripped due to a pot hole or damaged drain cover, you may be entitled to make a 100% no win, no fee compensation claim through us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Making a successful pavement trip claim
If you wish to receive compensation for your injuries, you will need to satisfy a set of criteria. When making your claim, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that:
- Your injury was caused by a substantial defect
The defect that caused your accident must have been at least 1 inch above or below the normal level of the pavement. For example, if you tripped over a pot hole, the pot hole must have been at least 1 inch deep.
- Your accident occurred within the last three years
Your accident must have happened within the last three years. If the three-year time limit has passed, you will not be able to claim compensation.
- Your accident caused a physical injury
To make a personal injury claim, you must have suffered a personal injury and sought medical attention as soon as possible after your accident. If you did not sustain a physical injury, you will not be entitled to make a compensation claim.
- You have evidence of the pavement defect and the injuries you sustained
If your local council can prove that they have carried out pavements inspections on a regular basis, they will be able to defend against your claim. As with any compensation claim, you should help your personal injury lawyer to put together a strong body of evidence in support of your compensation claim. In addition to photographic evidence of the pavement defect, you should be able to provide the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident and copies of any correspondence between yourself and your local council. Your accident lawyer will use all of your evidence to challenge the council’s defences.
Looking for an accident lawyer in Pooley Bridge?
To receive help with your claim, please call us today or complete our 30-second test. Our trained claims advisers will use their knowledge and experience to assess your case and provide you with no-obligation legal advice.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge or anyway make us your first point of call.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell